Ricardo L. Castro, McGill University

Architecture Associate Professor Montreal, Quebec ricardo.castro@mcgill.ca Office: (514) 398-6718

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Bio/Research

My focus of research and field-work addresses the idea of mnemonic and systemic thinking, coupled with the concept of limit in the development of urban topographies and architectural space in Hispanic America. I have coined the phrase ”urban topography” in an attempts to enlarge the traditional n...

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Bio/Research

My focus of research and field-work addresses the idea of mnemonic and systemic thinking, coupled with the concept of limit in the development of urban topographies and architectural space in Hispanic America. I have coined the phrase ”urban topography” in an attempts to enlarge the traditional notion of urban centre. It is a more comprehensive notion that includes the topography of the city plus its architecture and the surrounding environment, what in Spanish is commonly designated as “entorno” and it is directly related to the emergence of new thinking systems and the re-evaluation of the idea of limits in Europe during the 17th and 18th century, which had a pervasive influence in many fields of action from music and literature to landscape architecture and city building.

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